It’s another Wednesday morning, while you struggle to wake up, you suffer through it and manage to get into the shower, make breakfast and put the coffee on before everyone else wakes up. You look at the clock and realize there’s only 15 minutes before it’s time for the kids to go to school. Your seven-year-old is ready to go but you notice your teenage child’s light isn’t even on yet. You gently open the door and realize they still haven’t stirred from bed, even though their alarm is going off in a constant pattern. No matter how gently or forcefully you try to get them out of their latex mattress, nothing seems to work. Have you ever wondered how much sleep your teenager actually needs?
Have you ever wondered if you sleep better than your significant other or vice-verse? Ever thought about the fact that men and women sleep differently? It’s an interesting concept and one that a lot of people don’t really think about. The Wall Street Journal did a series of articles on the sleeping of different sexes and came out with some very interesting conclusions. It seems that we don’t all sleep the same and a lot of that has to do with the fact that the old legend holds true, men and women are very different creatures.
We all know that one of the leading causes of sleep deprivation is from stress at work. But have you ever wondered what the most sleep deprived profession is as well as the most well-rested profession? The answers to those questions may surprise you. While the accepted “norm” of the amount of sleep we need is around eight hours each night, many of us rarely get that exact amount. Let’s go over which careers are the best and worse for sleeping, so we can get you spending more hours on your comfortable botanical mattress and less hours stressing about work.
In today’s world, we all know someone who’s struggling with Post-traumatic stress disorder. Be it a war veteran or someone who’s been involved in a traumatic event, it seems that PTSD seems to be more common now than ever. An aspect of PTSD that seems to get little public attention is sleeping with PTSD. While going through your normal day can be a challenge, getting through the night can be even tougher. There are many great natural ways to make sleeping with PTSD a lot more manageable.
We’ve all had those nights where no matter what we try, sleep just doesn’t come easy. You try natural remedies and even your dreamlike latex mattress can’t help you. You’re not sick and therefore can’t take NyQuil or other cold medicines that serve a dual purpose and you don’t want to be on prescription sleeping pills. This is a dilemma many people face and until now, there has never really been a solution for them other than to stare at the clock or count sheep until they finally pass out. Now, we can all find relief with several top of the line over the counter sleep aids, including ZzzQuil, by the makers of NyQuil (of course), Doxylamine, and Valerian. These sleeping aids promise to have the same effect on a sleepy person as NyQuil, without the cold and flu remedies. But do they all really work? Let’s find out more about these supposed saviors for the sleep-deprived.
The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is now highly regarded in the Western world as well as an alternative to other more traditional medicinal routes. One area where acupuncture is highly revered is its ability to treat sleep disorders. You’d be surprised at the level in which acupuncture can truly improve your sleeping habits.
Have you ever wondered at what age did you start dreaming? We all know that children dream up new worlds and even friends with their vivid imaginations but have you ever looked in on your child sleeping so peacefully and thought to yourself, “I wonder what they’re thinking about?” While science isn’t quite at that level yet, it’s pretty close. They’ve actually been able to tell us the exact week in a child’s life they begin to dream. Studies show that babies in the womb and infants dream far more than adults. So if you’re a mom sleeping and dreaming comfortably on your latex foam bed, chances are your infant is probably dreaming as well.
It seems that lately we’re all trying to find natural ways to sleep better, well today let’s talk about one of the most natural ways of all: scents. The best smells for sleeping are ones that you might even have in your home already. While there are tons of scents that can help you to relax and sleep better, everyone has their preference and what works for some people may not always work for others. Let’s look at five scents that are sure to help you relax and get a great night of sleep.
As you get ready to crawl into your botanical mattress at night, have you ever wondered what people around the world are calling beds these days? While it may be hard to picture, beds from around the world don’t always look like the beds we typically imagine. Today, let’s explore the most unique and visually appealing beds from all walks of life. Some of them are so unrecognizable, you wouldn’t even realize it’s a bed without us telling you!
One of the most amazing moments in life is the joy of having a new baby. From the tiny clothes to the precious nursery, it all seems like stuffed animals and rainbows. After the initial veil of joy wears off, you’re faced with the new reality: sleeping when you have a newborn. While newborns sleep the majority of the day, it seems that the parents are the ones who just can’t find the time to sleep. While nothing is more important than the health and well being of your child, your health and well being is also very crucial. Let’s learn how to get a few hours of shut eye in between feedings and diaper changing.